Daily 5

What your Literacy Block is MISSING!

   A listening center is crucial for any reading block.  Starting out teaching I felt this would be an impossibility for my classroom and had so many unanswered questions – how much? how do I get stories? Where does it go? How do I fit it in?  Here’s my solution to get a listening center…

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Upper Elementary Literacy Block Schedule

My literacy block is a piece of work…not in a bad way ….just a work in progress.  I’ve been inspired by numerous other experience bloggers and teachers and since I’m the only 4th grade teacher at my school, I’d love some input and will try to clarify what I’m doing this year for your sake…

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Weekly Update!

As per usual, here are my top 5 of the week: 1. Percy, the caterpillar in our room has already started getting in his “J” shape aka about ready to start the process of becoming a butterfly!  This was only 1 day after my teacher found him, SO COOL! 2. Coupons- We use reward coupons…

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My Top 5 of the Week

I guess these are more realizations but I think it’s a great way to document and remember student teaching along with giving other people advice or ideas (hopefully 😉 So onto the Top 5 for the week: 1.  Kidism- so we were studying the pledge of allegiance then at math one of the next few…

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Daily 5 Chapter 3 book study

Yes, Yes I know I skipped chapter 2 but I did read it – just had so much going on last week I didn’t link up. But I’m ready to get back into it and let you know what I got out of chapter 3!  If you want to read more about my first chapter…

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Implementing Daily 5!

So meeting with my cooperating teacher she mentioned that I should work on reading this book because we would be implementing it starting next year in 2nd grade! 2nd Grade at this school already has it in place, but for both my teacher and I it is brand new! I’m so excited to start!  I…

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